The Force Behind The Lift - Meet Chuck Luhn

Today we sat down with Chuck Luhn, lead engineer for VSG. He has a background in mechanical engineering. He has become an integral part of our development team over his five years of service. It's employees like Chuck that make Rotary Lift what is is today. Take a few minutes to meet Chuck, one of Rotary’s Force Behind the Lift.

Q: How long have you been with Rotary Lift?

Chuck:  I have been with Rotary Lift for 5 years.

Q:  What do you enjoy about your job?

Chuck:  The people make the difference.  Also, the fact we manufacture the world’s best Automotive, Transit, and Industrial vehicle lifts.

Q:  What is your background in engineering?

Chuck:  1984 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from The University of Dayton
25 years of Injection Molding Machine design with Cincinnati Milacron before coming to Rotary.

Q:  What is one thing about working in engineering that people may not know?

Chuck:  We 3D solid model everything before creating drawings now.  Drafting on drawing boards is a thing of the past.

Q:  What is one of the biggest challenges to your job?

Chuck:  Managing the changes from engineering, and coordinating it with the manufacturing on the shop floor.

Q:  During your work career or personal life what are you most proud of?

Chuck:  I am proud of both of my 30 year career in engineering and 25 year marriage to my wife Donna.

Q:  What is one fun fact about you that people may not know?

Chuck:  During my 25 year career at Cincinnati Milacron, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Neil Armstrong, who was a board member of the company.  All he wanted to talk about was the engineering challenges we had.

Q:  What do you enjoy doing in your time away from work?

Chuck:  I am an avid hiker and walker with my 3 year old Australian Cattle dog Duncan.
My son is teaching me photography.

Q:  Are you a music person or a sports person? If sports, who’s your favorite team?

Chuck:  I am a sports person.  I follow MLB Cincinnati Reds, NFL Dallas Cowboys, and NCAA basketball Dayton Flyers.

Q:  If you purchased one Rotary Lift product what would it be?  Why?

Chuck:  That is easy.  The MACH4 PLUS.  You have the versatility of a runway lift plus 4 mobile columns. You can pick up anything.